• SPACESHIPONE THE FIRST PRIVATE SPACECRAFT
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    SPACESHIPONE THE FIRST PRIVATE SPACECRAFT

    SpaceShipOne the first private spacecraft completed manned space flight on 21 June 2004. It began as an experimental rocket powered aircraft. SpaceShipOne and accompanying aircraft White Knight were used in successful pursuit of the Ansari X Prize by Mojave Aerospace Ventures. It is also one of the most notable and unique aircraft in aviation history.

  • PILOT OF THE MONTH: DAVID WALKER
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    PILOT OF THE MONTH: DAVID WALKER

    David Walker was one of the most ambitious people in aviation history. He was an aviator for the US Navy, fighter pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Many people have heard about David’s accomplishments for piloting spacecraft in multiple space shuttle missions. His most well-known mission is often cited as the 1989 Magellan Probe Voyage.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE MONTH: SR-71 BLACKBIRD
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    AIRCRAFT OF THE MONTH: SR-71 BLACKBIRD

    The SR-71 is a long range, Mach 3 (2,450 miles per hour), reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft was known for maneuvering, this aircraft has never been shot down. The Air Force used the plane for 34 years (1964 – 1998). Only 32 aircraft were made before the cancellation of the program. A Brief History of the

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